1. The Good Life
    From May 2014
    Jasper Morrison
    The Good Life
    Perceptions of the Ordinary

    Just what is it that catches the eye, and why? What’s the significance of a broken flowerpot, a pair of identical tables side by side, a garden hose wrapped around an old car wheel? In this collection of photo essays, the famous designer Jasper Morrison examines and imagines the life behind a series of seemingly ordinary situations.

    6 ¾ x 9 in, 80 pages, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-423-5, e

    €20.00 / $29.00 / £18.00
    Jasper Morrison

    Jasper Morrison was born in London in 1959, and graduated in Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School and the Royal College of Art in London, with a year at Berlin’s HdK. In 1986 he set up an Office for Design in London. 1994, began a consultancy with Üstra, the Hanover transport authority, designing a bus shelter, and in 1995 the new Hanover tram. In 2001 elected as a Royal Designer for Industry. In 2003 a branch office was opened in Paris. Jasper Morrison Ltd. design for a wide-ranging customers base including: Alessi (Italy), Cappellini (Italy) Flos (Italy), Magis (Italy), Rowenta (France), Vitra, (Switzerland). 2004, began consultancies with Samsung (Korea),  Muji (Japan), Ideal Standard (UK) and Olivetti (Italy). 2005, founding of Super Normal with Naoto Fukasawa. In June 2006, first Super Normal exhibition in Tokyo. 2009 opening of the Jasper Morrison Limited Shop in London.

  2. Black
    From May 2014
    Katrin Trautwein
    Black

    Is there such a thing as “pure black”? In this book, Katrin Trautwein shows us how many shades of gray and different pigments can go into creating this special color, to which countless meanings are attached both in Western culture and other parts of the world. By means of high-grade screen prints, the publication makes the wide range of blacks tangible to the reader, belying the notion that black is the mere absence of light. On the contrary, the different black tones are uniquely suited to emphasizing nuances in lightness and darkness. These are the shades that create moods within architecture. A room can be designed without color, but not without light and shadow – without them, it would have no form. The fascinating palette of black tones is accompanied by an essay that illuminates the subject from different perspectives.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    26 x 19 cm, 10 ¼ × 7 ½ in, 256 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-383-2, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-382-5, German

    English,
    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
    From May 2014
    German,
    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
    From May 2014
    Katrin Trautwein

    KATRIN TRAUTWEIN, born in Stuttgart in 1962, founded the company kt.COLOR in 1998. Since 2000, she has held the exclusive license to produce and distribute Le Corbusier colors.

  3. The Inevitable Specificity of Cities
    From May 2014
    The Inevitable Specificity of Cities

    Edited by ETH Studio Basel

    What is a city? What determines its specifi city? What shapes its quality? The evolution of the contemporary city does not follow a linear movement. It is shaped by transformation processes that are directed toward often distant and conflicting
    goals. Even though cities are inscribed into global processes and networks, they develop their own specific ways of dealing with these conditions. They tend to produce and reproduce their own specificity, their own patterns and character traits.
    Using the categories of territory, power, and difference — also lending the book its structure — the texts analyze different case studies of cities and urbanized territories, ranging from the Canary Islands to Hong Kong and Nairobi, unfolding the distinctiveness of their physical and social existences.

    With contributions by Roger Diener, Mathias Gunz, Manuel Herz, Jacques Herzog, Rolf Jenni, Marcel Meili, Shadi Rahbaran, Christian Schmid, and Milica Topalovic.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    17.5 x 25 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ¾ in, approx. 320 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-374-0, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
  4. 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design
    From May 2014
    100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

    Edited by Christian Brändle, Karin Gimmi, Barbara Junod, Bettina Richter, and Museum of Design Zürich

    100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design takes a fresh look at Swiss typography and photo-graphics, posters, corporate image design, book design, journalism and typefaces over the past hundred years. With illuminating essays by prominent experts in the field and captivating illustrations, this book, designed by the Zürich studio NORM, presents the diversity of contemporary visual design while also tracing the fine lines of tradition that connect the work of different periods. The changes in generations and paradigms as manifested in their different visual languages and convictions are organized along a timeline as well as by theme. The various fields of endeavor and media are described, along with how they relate to advertising, art, and politics. Graphic design from Switzerland reflects both international trends and local concerns. High conceptual and formal quality, irony and wit are its constant companions. A new, comprehensive reference work on Swiss design.

    With Essays by the editors and Hans-Rudolf Bosshard, Christoph Bignens, Jürgen Döring, Meret Ernst, Ulrike Felsing, Roland Früh, Ariel Herbez, Richard Hollis, Martin Jaeggi, Andres Janser, Roxane Jubert, Urs Lehni, Claude Lichtenstein, Kerry William Purcell, François Rappo, Carol Ribi, Jörg Stürzebecher, and Ruedi Widmer.

    Design: norm

    20.6 × 30.9 cm, 8 × 12 in, 384 pages, approx. 600 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-399-3, English
    ISBN ISBN 978-3-03778-352-8, German

    English,
    €55.00 / $70.00 / £45.00
    From May 2014
    German,
    €55.00 / $70.00 / £45.00
    From May 2014
  5. Mittelmeerland
    From June 2014
    Medine Altiok
    Mittelmeerland
    An Urban Portrait of the Mediterranean

    The Mediterranean Sea not only separates two geographic continents, but has always been a complex crossroads between divergent social, economic, and political spheres. Mittelmeerland examines this many-sided region, showing how current and future developments and challenges manifest themselves here on both land and water. The book investigates on ten port cities: Alexandria, Algiers, Barcelona, Beirut, Dubrovnik, Haifa, Istanbul, Marseille, Tangier, and Tripolis. An essay provides an overview of the cartographic history of the Mediterranean region, and numerous drawings visualize the spatial transformation processes and territorial relationships between water, land, and ports.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    19 × 26 cm, 7 ½ × 10 ¼ in, 240 pages, approx. 100 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-385-6, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
    Medine Altiok

    MEDINE ALTIOK, born 1974, is a German-Turkish architect who graduated from the AA London in 2000. Since 2011, she is program director of the Mittelmeerland series at the AA London. She is based in Zürich with her own architecture office.

  6. Genealogy of Modern Architecture
    From June 2014
    Kenneth Frampton
    Genealogy of Modern Architecture
    A Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form by Kenneth Frampton

    Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today’s leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it compiles some sixteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions. The buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure and referential details. The analyses are organized so as to show what is similar and different between two paired types, thus revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a new standard work in architectural education.

    KENNETH FRAMPTON, born 1930, is one of the world’s most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 320 pages<br />
    approx. 500 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-369-6, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-371-9, German

    English,
    €36.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    From Jun 2014
    German,
    €36.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    From Jun 2014
    Kenneth Frampton

    KENNETH FRAMPTON, born 1930, is one of the world’s most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.

  7. Lectures by Roberto Burle Marx
    From August 2014
    Landscape as a Way of Life
    Lectures by Roberto Burle Marx

    Edited by Gareth Doherty

    Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) remains one of the leading landscape architects ever. The significance of his landscape design lies in his use of abstract shapes that rarely employ symmetry, and his use of tropical, mainly Brazilian, flora. His distinctive and widely acclaimed work has been featured and referenced in numerous sources, yet few of Burle Marx’s own words have been published. This book of previously unpublished lectures fills this void. The lectures, delivered on international speaking tours, address topics such as: “The Garden as an Art in Living,” “Gardens and Ecology,” and “The Problem of Garden Lighting.” Their timely publication helps shed light on Burle Marx’s distinctive style and ethos of landscape as a way of life.

    GARETH DOHERTY is lecturer in landscape architecture and urban planning and design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    14 x 21 cm, 5 ½ × 8 ¼ in, approx. 160 pages, 10 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-379-5, English

    €24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00
  8. The City and the Spaces of the Political
    From September 2014
    Ethics of the Urban
    The City and the Spaces of the Political

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    In collaboration with  Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Is democracy spatial? How are the physical aspects of our cities, houses, streets, and public spaces—the borders, the neighborhoods, the monuments—bearers of our values? In a world of intensifying geo-economic integration, extreme financial and geopolitical volatility, deepening environmental crises, and a dramatic new wave of popular protest against both authoritarian government and capitalist speculation, cities have become leading sites for new claims on state power and new formations of political subjectivity. This volume brings together perspectives from history, sociology, art, political theory, planning, law, and design practice to explore the urban spaces of the political. A selection of contemporary photography from around the world offers a visual refl ection of this timely investigation.

    Contributors include: Michael Arad, Diane Davis, Keller Easterling, Gerald Frug, Mohsen Mostafavi, Chantal Mouffe, Erika Naginski, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Loïc Wacquant, Krzysztof Wodiczko.

    MOHSEN MOSTAFAVI, an architect and educator, is the Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 368 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-381-8, English

    €50.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
  9. Max Bill's View of Things
    From September 2014
    Max Bill's View of Things
    Die gute Form: An Exhibition 1949

    Edited by Claude Lichtenstein and the Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich

    The special exhibition Die gute Form, put on by the Swiss Werkbund (SWB) at the Basel trade fair in 1949, was an event that caused a furor far beyond Switzerland’s borders. The renowned architect, designer, and graphic artist Max Bill was the mastermind behind the idea and personally selected the exhibits and designed their setting. Eighty exhibition panels showed consumer objects of exemplary design, from a teacup to the jet plane. Bill recognized the emerging, American-style commodity aesthetic that was making inroads into Switzerland and postwar Europe and sought to confront it with a specifically “Swiss” aesthetic shaped by a desire to create long-lasting forms.
    This publication documents Bill’s initiative by presenting the 80 original exhibition panels, which are part of the design collection at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, and Ernst Scheidegger’s photographs of the installation places this famous design show in a theoretical and design-historical context, examines its background, and creates a link to the publishing house’s first publication from 1983.

     

    22 × 30 cm, 8 ½ × 11 ¾ in, 160 pages, approx. 120 illustrations, hardcover (2013) <br />

    ISBN 978-3-30778-372-6, English
    ISBN 978-3-30778-339-9, German

    English,
    €33.00 / $45.00 / £27.00
    From Sep 2014
    German,
    €33.00 / $45.00 / £27.00
    From Sep 2014
  10. Noonday
    From September 2014
    Annelies Strba
    Noonday

    The photo book Noonday can be regarded as a sequel to Annelies Štrba’s Shades of Time, published almost twenty years ago by Lars Müller Publishers. The photographs show intimate moments in the life of the artist’s family, everyday situations and seemingly insignificant moments captured on film. They confront the viewer with the human urge to remember and inability to forget as they evoke in his mind’s eye similar images and memories from his own past. While Shades of Time focused on Štrba’s own children, Noonday shows photographs of her grandchildren. The images display the children sleeping, in the forest or other places and thus preserve graceful moments of life. With a subjective and yet documentary gaze, Štrba halts the passing of time, oscillating between closeness and distance, relishing the moment recorded while cognizant of its ineluctable transience.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    17.3 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 344 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-388-7, Englisch

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
  11. Nicholas Hawksmoor
    From September 2014
    Nicholas Hawksmoor
    Seven Churches for London

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    Photographs by Hélène Binet

    British architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (approx. 1661–1736) is recognized as one of the major contributors to the traditions of British and European architectural culture. Nevertheless, there is insufficient visual documentation and analysis of his work. Nicholas Hawksmoor: Seven Churches for London reconsiders his architecture in relation to urbanism. The publication focuses on a series of important London churches the architect designed during the early part of the eighteenth century. The key distinguishing features of these churches are their spires, each designed with different qualities and motifs. While Hawksmoor was inspired by the ancient history of architecture, his work was considered radical and contemporary in its day.

    Photographer Hélène Binet was specially commissioned to document the various aspects of the seven remaining London churches. Her immaculate black and white photographs demonstrate the beauty of Hawksmoor’s architecture with special attention to the variety of scales, sites, interiors, textures, and materials.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 30 cm, 9½ × 11 ¾ in, 112 pages, approx. 50 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-348-8, English

    €38.00 / $50.00 / £30.00
  12. Baku
    From September 2014
    Baku
    Oil and Urbanism

    Edited by Eve Blau with Ivan Rupnik

    With a portfolio of contemporary Baku by photographer Iwan Baan

    Baku: Oil and Urbanism is the first architectural study of the relationship between oil and urbanism. Its focus is Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan and formerly part of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. Since the late 19th century, oil and urbanism have been intertwined in the spaces of the city. Later, Baku was the site of one of the most spectacular experiments in Soviet urban and infrastructural design­—“Neft Dashlari,” the first off-shore drilling facility in the world, a city built on trestles in the Caspian Sea. Today, Baku is undergoing its second major oil boom. The book examines how urban design, planning, and architecture have dealt with the issue of oil in varying political conditions. Working with maps and archival photographs, the book analyzes sites, buildings, urban fabric, plans to understand the evolution of the city.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, approx. 320 pages, approx. 700 illustrations, hardcover (2013)<br />

    ISBN 978-3-03778-306-1, Englisch

    €50.00 / $60.00 / £45.00
  13. Landscape as an Attitude
    From October 2014
    Landscape as an Attitude
    Conversations with Günther Vogt

    Edited by Medea Hoch, the Chair of Günther Vogt, Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich

    Inspired by the architects’ tradition of passing on experience in conversation form, this paperback book provides insights into the ideas, methods, and memories of one of Europe’s most innovative landscape architects. In twelve concise conversations, Vogt inquires into the meaning of landscape architecture in the context of the worldwide urbanization process, and tries to define this young discipline’s position. To this day, our concept of landscape appears to be influenced by an Arcadian ideal. Only when landscapes are understood on several levels, as the product of natural, cultural, and social processes, can atmospheric and living urban landscapes appropriate to the specific situation be created. Günther Vogt sees landscape architecture decidedly as part of a city, given its close relationship to topography, architecture, and infrastructure.

    12 × 19 cm, 4¾ × 7½ in, approx. 100 pages, paperback (2012)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-304-7, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-303-0, German

    English,
    €24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00
    From Oct 2014
    German,
    €24.00 / $32.00 / £20.00
    From Oct 2014
  14. Amateur Attitude
    New
    From October 2014
    Wang Shu
    Amateur Attitude

    Essays by Kenneth Frampton and Aric Chen

    Amateur Attitude examines the recent work of the Chinese architect Wang Shu, Pritzker Prize winner in 2012. Exhibiting a contemporary aesthetic, the architect’s buildings show his intense engagement with their setting and its history, coupled
    with a reliance on traditional building techniques. He often reuses materials from city districts that have been torn down. This approach is based on a critical attitude toward the kind of overly rationalized architecture being built today in many of the world’s cities, where effi ciency seems to be the primary watchword. Wang Shu’s architecture reveals instead a thoughtful attitude toward both design and implementation, as well as the ability to react flexibly to the context of a particular site – something he characterizes as an “Amateur Attitude.” The essays place the architect’s work in its contemporary context, while extensive illustrations provide exclusive insights into his varied creative work.

    WANG SHU was born in 1963 in the province of Xinjiang, China. He founded his architecture office Amateur Architecture Studio in 1997. In 2012, he was awarded the Pritzker Prize.

    KENNETH FRAMPTON, born 1930, is one of the world’s most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.

    ARIC CHEN, born 1974, is an author, critic, and the curator of design and architecture of the new M+ Museum for Visual Culture in Hong Kong.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 x 30 cm, 9 ½ × 11 ¾ in, approx. 280 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-337-5, English

    €58.00 / $75.00 / £48.00
  15. Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet
    From March 2015
    The Cosmopolitics of Visual Memory:
    Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet

    Herausgegeben von Kjetil A. Jakobsen und Trond E. Bjorli

    In 1912, the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn (1860–1940) founded “The Archives of the Planet,” an extensive collection of photographs and films that today contains 72,000 autochromes and 183,000 meters of film. Between 1909 and 1932, Kahn sent documentarists to sixty countries on four continents to capture on film and in autochromes the everyday life and the art, culture, and religion of different societies. He was convinced that the knowledge of foreign cultures promoted mutual respect among people. The Cosmopolitics of Visual Memory: Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet offers insights into this fascinating collection of visual records. Texts by Jay Winter, Paula Amad, Kjetil A. Jakobsen, Trond E. Bjorli, and Gilles Baud-Berthier discuss the role of the then new media in establishing a cosmopolitan and pacifist worldview as well as Henri Bergson’s influence on Albert Kahn. In addition, Trond Lundemo reflects on the medial conditions of analogous imagery, seen from our perspective of the digital age.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 400 pages, approx. 250 illustrations, hardcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-340-5, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £45.00